It gets tough when a chef's forced to cut their overflowing jambalaya ingredients to just five pounds. Finally, a chef "meats" their match when they get "creamed" by the winning dish of meatloaf and mashed potatoes.moreless
The chefs prepare dinner for an illustrious panel of guest diners who will help determine the finalists, but first they must get through a Quickfire with two twists- one at the beginning, and one in the middle- both assigned by the competition. Unfortunately, this will not be the only surprise they are dealt, as the Elimination turns into a sudden death match.
Guest Judges: Wolfgang Puck, Masaharu Morimoto, Michelle Bernstein, Melanie Dunea
Quickfire Challenge: Chefs Must Assign a c Top Chef Quickfire to One of Their Competitors
Elimination Challenge: Chefs Must Create a Last Supper for Three Culinary Icons
The finalists cook "the most important meal of their lives" for the judges to determine which will be crowned Top Chef.
Guest Judges/Sous Chefs: April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig, Dan Barber of Blue Hill, and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin
Special Guest Judges: Alfredo Ayala and Tim Zagat
Final Challenge: Create a Traditional Four Course Tasting Menu
Last season's relay race is back as the eight remaining chefs show off their speed and skills in set up, then they cater a wedding that takes sides.
Guest Judge: Gale Gand- Elimination Challenge
QuickFire Challenge: Mise en Place Relay Race
Elimination Challenge: Cater a Wedding